Ralston Arena

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Ralston Arena
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Location 72nd and Q Streets
Ralston, Nebraska
Coordinates 41°12′25″N 96°01′37″W / 41.20694°N 96.02694°W / 41.20694; -96.02694Coordinates: 41°12′25″N 96°01′37″W / 41.20694°N 96.02694°W / 41.20694; -96.02694
Owner City of Ralston
Operator City of Ralston
Capacity 3,729 - (End Stage Concert)
3,519 - (NCAA Div I Basketball)
3,319 - (USHL Hockey)[1]
Surface Multi-surface
Construction
Broke ground June 29, 2011[2]
Opened October 19, 2012
(Rodney Atkins concert)
October 26, 2012
(First Omaha Lancers game)[4]
Construction cost $36.8 million
($37.8 million in 2014 dollars[3])
Architect ICON Architectural Group
General contractor Boyd Jones Construction
Tenants
Omaha Lancers
Omaha Mavericks
Omaha Beef
Omaha Heart[4]
Omaha Rollergirls (2013)
Website
http://www.ralstonarena.com

The Ralston Arena, also called the Ralston Sports and Event Center, is an arena located in Ralston, Nebraska, a suburb of Omaha, Nebraska. It serves as the home of the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League, the Omaha Mavericks NCAA Division I men's basketball team (until their new arena opens in Fall 2015), and the Omaha Beef of the CPIFL.[5]

It was announced on March 21, 2012, that the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association may be interested in bringing their D League to the arena as well.[6]

It was also the location of the VEX Robotics Nationals competition in 2013.

Also coming to the new arena will be the Omaha Heart, a new expansion team of the Legends Football League (formerly known as the Lingerie Football League), as announced on April 19, 2012.[4]

Ralston Arena contains more messageboards than any arena of its size, 14 in all, plus video screens on each end.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ralstonarena.com/booking-info/production
  2. ^ Klinker, Adam (June 30, 2012). "Omaha to Get Lingerie Football team". Omaha World Herald. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "Omaha to Get Lingerie Football team". Omaha World Herald. April 19, 2012. Retrieved April 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Arena to Vie for Concert Pie". Omaha World Herald. December 11, 2011. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ralston Pitches for NBA D-League Team". Omaha World Herald. March 21, 2012. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 

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